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Mobile phone app study to help women quit smoking

Mobile phone app study to help women quit smoking without gaining weight

Ask a woman who smokes why she hasn't quit, and she might say, "I don't want to put on weight." Her concern is not unfounded. Women are more likely than men to gain weight when they stop smoking - five to 10 pounds, on average.

A new study, led by Judith Gordon, Ph. D., associate head for research with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, will develop and test a mobile phone app designed to help women stop smoking while learning to eat more healthfully and increasing their physical activity.

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